How much insecticide will my system use?
Normally, a bottle of insecticide concentrate makes a 55 gallon drum of spray solution.The following assumes the concentrate has been properly diluted and the volume used is the diluted solution.
There are four factors used in the formula below to calculate how much insecticide is used over time.
1.) How many nozzles are in the system? N
2.) How many times a day does the system spray (frequency)? F
3.) How long does it spray each time in seconds? S
4.) At what pressure are you spraying? P The pressure is adjusted with the needle valve and read on the adjacent pressure gauge. The higher the pressure the more spray is used within a given time.
Here are a few examples: At 100psi each nozzle sprays 0.59 gph. Divide by 3600 to convert that to gallons per second, and the result is .0001638 g/sec. Use this factor as P in the formula below.
For 160 psi, P = .0002083. For 200 psi, P = .0002333.
Gallons used per day = N x F x S x P
Example: a system with 30 nozzles, sprayed 3 times a day, for 40 seconds each, at 160 psi
N = 30, F = 3, S = 40, P = .0002083
Gallons per day = 30 x 3 x 40 x .0002083 = .74988
How long will my tank last?
First calculate how many gallons you use a day. (See “How much insecticide will my system use”) Use the formula provided below to calculate yield from tank:
# of days = # gallons tank capacity / gallons per day
Example: if you have a 55 gallon tank, and you are using .75 gal/day then then : 55 / .75 gallons per day = 73.33 days
Analog VS Digital Clocks - What is the difference?
Analog VS Digital Clocks – What is the difference?
When designing your system, one important consideration is the type of clock used to initiate the misting cycle, Analog or Digital. It’s important to understand that the clock initiates the misting time; it does not govern the duration. The duration of misting time (how long your system will spray) is controlled by a timer relay that is the same on both Analog and Digital systems. The difference between the two clocks comes down to simplicity or flexibility of a misting schedule. See comparison below:
Digital: 24 hour, 7 day programmable with LCD display and 2 year battery backup. The appeal of this type of time clock is its flexibility. Misting times may be programmed for different times of the day on different days of the week. For example, during the week (Mon -Fri) the Misting times may be set for 5am, 10am, 4pm,and 10pm, and on the weekends for 6am and 11pm.
Analog: 24 hour quartz driven time clock with a 7 day battery backup. The appeal of this type of time clock is its simplicity. At a glance you see the entire daily program, misting times are set with captive trippers and may be set at any quarter hour of the day. The program operates the same every day of the week.
Full Size VS Mini Nozzle Tips
Mosquito Control Equipment offers two types of nozzle tips: Full Size and Mini nozzles. Both Styles of nozzle tips have the same flow rate, spray angle and low pressure cut off; So what is the difference?
Full sized nozzle tips are larger and therefore more visible. The upside is that, when properly winterized and cleaned, they require less routine maintenance than mini nozzles. However, most full sized nozzles tips do not have replaceable filters, once they no longer spray they will have to be replaced.
On the other hand, Mini nozzle tips are less visible; blending in better with the surroundings. These nozzle tips also have replaceable filters (Part Number MN-F) and Ball and Spring (Part Number MN-VBS.) However, the filter will need to be changed periodically along with the standard winterizing and general cleaning.
Winterizing: Why, When and How.
Winterizing your Mosquito Misting system is required if you live in a climate where the temperature can drop below freezing. Because water expands slightly when it freezes, water in lines or the pump can cause damage leading to downtime and costly replacement parts (damage due to freezing is not covered under warranty). Here’s how to do it: First, flush the lines and nozzles with clean water by allowing the pump to run continuously for about 5 minutes. Flushing the lines will prevent any residual insecticide from congealing during a prolonged shut down. Second, disconnect the output line going to the nozzles. If the Tank is the lowest point in the system the line should drain by gravity. If it is not, find the low spot(s) in the system and disconnect the line and allow it to drain. If you have an air compressor connect it to the output line and remove the furthest nozzle and blow out the water in the line. Finally, remove the intake line, connect a short piece of 1/4″ tubing to the output fitting and place the other end in the tank (This is so any fluid in the pump will be deposited in the tank and not all over you). Run the pump 10-15 seconds to clear any solution that may be in the pump. If your tank is outdoors, replace the protective cover to keep your system clean and dry. If you have prolonged periods of below freezing temperatures, you may want to bring the pump indoors for the winter.
How do I teach my Remote Control a new code?
When you replace your remote control receiver (the printed circuit board in the control box) or the transmitter (normally a 3 button hand held device) or change the code in the transmitter, you must teach the receiver the transmitter’s code. This is called synchronizing the transmitter and receiver. Sometimes the receiver will lose its memory for no apparent reason and must be retaught the transmitter’s code. In all cases the procedure is the same. First, you must access the receiver by removing the 2 faceplate screws and lift the faceplate off to expose the contents of the control box. Do not touch or remove any wires. On the edge of the receiver’s printed circuit board you will see a led and a small push button switch. With the control box powered and in the selector switch in the Auto position, push the push button switch on the receiver until the led turns on. Then push and hold the pushbutton labeled O on the transmitter. The receiver led should flash, then turn on steady state and a mist cycle will be initiated. Your transmitter is now synchronized to the receiver. Replace the faceplate and faceplate screws.
What Is Covered Under The One Year Limited Warranty?
The following Mosquito Misting system products manufactured by Mosquito Control Equipment are covered by this limited warranty: AMS-MM, AMS-MM+20, AMS-S1M, AMS-A, and AMS-D
How long is the warranty?
The standard one year warranty begins on the date of purchase and lasts for one year. A two year warranty can be purchased for $66.30, it begins on date of purchase and lasts two years.
What is covered
This Limited Warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use during the Warranty Period.
What is not covered
1)Filters. 2) Damage due to misuse, abuse, neglect, theft, vandalism, unauthorized repairs or attempted repairs, natural disasters, acts of God or terrorism. 3) Damage in shipping to or from the manufacturer. 4) Shipping and packaging of a system returned for a warranty claim. 5) Any special, indirect, exemplary, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the product, any other materials or services furnished hereunder, to the greatest extent allowed by applicable law.
How to make a Warranty claim
Please contact the factory by email, telephone or mail and provide your name, ship to address, telephone #, email address, serial #, date of purchase and a description of the product defect. A warranty technician will be assigned to your case and contact you to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem. If the product must be sent to a factory service center for repair they will issue you a return authorization # and provide you shipping instructions. Please do not return products to the factory without a return authorization number as they will be rejected, returned to sender freight collect. This warranty is the sole exclusive remedy regarding any potential defects of the product and is limited to the repair or replacement of the product purchased.
How do I set a Timerco Digital Clock?
Setting the Clock:
• Press and hold the CLOCK Button.
• Press the DAY button until the correct day is displayed.
• Press the HOUR and MIN until the correct time is displayed.
Setting the Timer:
• Press the TIMER button
• Press the DAY button and select one of the 15 programs options
(Mo-Su for 7 days a week)
• Set the Spray Initiate Time. (For every spray, you need to set an ON
and OFF, this does NOT affect the spray duration. Use the knob on
your control panel to set the desired spray duration.)
The display will show “1 on”. Set the time you want the unit to turn
on (ex: 7:00am) by pressing the “hour” and “min” buttons. Press The
“timer” key again and “1 off” shows in the display. Set the off time
for 1 minute later (7:01am). For additional cycles, press the timer key
and set “2 on”, “2 off” etc. for a maximum is 16 on/off’s per day.
Press the CLOCK button once you are done.
Misting Time: can be set between 5 -100 sec by adjusting the knob to the right of the clock